Shout at the devil and other parental stupidities…

I’m driving home from work today with the iPod plugged into the AUX jack on the truck stereo (at a very high volume, I might add). Somehow I ended up on Mötley Crüe’s “Shout At The Devil”. (Yes… I have very diverse music tastes—most people hate my version of shuffle as it goes from heavy metal to bluegrass to ska, etc.)

For some reason I started thinking about how “back in the day” (i.e., when I was younger) parents, churches and politicians were all freaked out about how this was “the Devil’s music” (as was much of the heavy metal music of the time, so “they” said).

Fast forward to today. Pick a song on any radio station (except maybe a Christian music station, but even then I wonder). How exactly is today’s music any different? If anything the meanings are far less hidden in the lyrics. Rarely is there an attempt to hide the meaning of what is being said. Do parents, churches and politicians still find issue with the music of today? Are there still record burnings (well, CD-burnings? or maybe mass iPod burnings since the advent of the mp3…)?

Just something to think about…

Until next time...
Erik

1 thought on “Shout at the devil and other parental stupidities…

  1. I remember when I was young even one of madonnas records was accused of black rites and devil worshipping. It was the b side of like a prayer and I think it was the act of contirion plyed backwards. I thought that was crazy then but I think music and lyrics are far worse today and there doesnt seem to be half as much complaints about them.

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